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In gathering material for my book, How Rude! The Teen Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People Out,  I asked teenagers to list rude things parents say to teens. Here, out of thousands of responses, are some of the most frequently cited hurtful comments: “What’s wrong with you?” “You don’t try hard […]

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By Carmen A. Cartizone The end of the year is a busy time for everyone. Children are excited about gifts, teenagers are focused on socializing with friends during their holiday breaks, and adults are busy creating wonderful memories for their family and friends. However, it is important to stay focused on teens that may need […]

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School will be out shortly, holidays are here and there will be more screen time for everyone. It’s not only about kids and teens, let’s remember parents will be just as busy with their digital devices.  Whether they are texting, ordering online or finding a recipe on Pinterest – there is no denying, everyone young […]

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By Constance Scharff, PhD Prescription ADHD medications like Adderall, Ritalin, and Vyvanse are becoming increasingly popular for overworked and overscheduled college students. ADHD stimulants strengthen the brain’s inhibitory capacities, by increasing the amount of certain neurotransmitters, like dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. Students like these drugs because they enhance their study efforts. Prescription “study drugs” are […]

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Tis the time of year that everyone is supposed to be full of joy and the spirit of Christmas with their loved ones – family and friends! Lots of food, music, laughter, chatter, gifts and social media sharing – or oversharing it all! Like some adults, there are some teenagers and youth that struggle with […]

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By Blaise Brooks Raising teenagers can be challenge, especially when you are raising a teen while simultaneously raising their younger sibling. The good news is that you’ll be pro at teenage parenting by the time your second child hits their teenage years. Even better, you’ll be able to predict certain teenage behaviors before your second […]

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October is National Cyber Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM). Does your teen know more about technology than you do? It is time to catch up and be proactive in keeping your kids safe both online and off. When safety trumps privacy – be a parent in the know! Teens have access to unprecedented amounts of technology, […]

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It is quite common for kids, teens and younger, to have their own cell phones these days. With these new privileges there also should be some rules and boundaries set forth down by the parents. Here’s a few that they might consider. Pause the thumbs – When someone speaks to you while you’re texting, it […]

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By Christy Crandell of  The Five Moms Approximately one in 25 teens reports abusing excessive amounts of DXM to get high. Even more disturbing, some teens ignore labeling instructions and intentionally take large amounts of DXM – sometimes more than 25 times the recommended dose of these medicines in order to get high. You might […]

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By Peggy McKibbin In this digital age, your teen has more access to information than ever before. With the rapid advancement of technology, it can be difficult as a parent to keep tabs on everything your teen is exposed to online. However, it is becoming increasingly important to tune in to what websites your teen […]